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- Soft Skull Press 2009; US$ 15.99
Recognized by readers of his novel, The Taqwacores, as the godfather of American Muslim punk, Michael Muhammad Knight is a voice for the growing number of teenagers who choose neither side of the Clash of Civilizations.? Knight has now written his personal story, a chronicle of his bizarre and traumatic boyhood and his conversion to Islam during... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 74.32
Die Bedeutung von Stiftungen für die islamisch geprägten Gesellschaften der Vormoderne lässt sich kaum überschätzen. Stiftungen finanzierten an vielen Orten Einrichtungen der Armen- und Krankenfürsorge, religiöse Institutionen und Aufgaben der kommunalen Infrastruktur, sie dienten aber auch als Grundlage für den Zusammenhalt unterschiedlicher sozialer... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 29.99
When the Western mass-media talk of conversion to Islam, we are bombarded with accounts of vulnerable people brainwashed into a culture of extremism. However, in reality, the vast majority who convert are well-educated, liberal in outlook, and doing so as the result of a long-considered and heart-felt decision. What is more, their numbers are growing.... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 29.99
Muhammad Rashid Rida is among the most influential Muslim thinkers of the modern period and yet, until this book, his writings on religious reform remained unpublished in English. In this paperback version of the flagship English edition, esteemed academic Simon A. Wood rights this wrong by translating and analysing one of his most important works,... more...
- HarperCollins US 2002; US$ 10.99
As the specter of religious extremism has become a fact of life today, the temptation is great to allow the evil actions and perspectives of a minority to represent an entire tradition. In the case of Islam, there has been much recent confusion in the Western world centered on distorted portrayals of its core values. Born of ignorance, such confusion... more...
- BRILL 2004; US$ 181.00
This volume deals with Scandinavian converts to Islam, discussing the process of conversion as well as the converts' role in Muslim communities and in majority society. As Islam is a new phenomenon in Scandinavia, the story of the new Muslims becomes also a story of the development of Scandinavian Islamic ideas. The book examines the specific features... more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 144.99
This book explains the concept of Islamic "da'wah", or missionary activity, as it has developed in contemporary Western contexts. Poston traces the transition from the early "external-institutional" missionary approach impracticable in modern Western society, to an "internal-personal" approach which aims at the conversion of individuals and seeks to... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 74.50
The thesis analyses the role of Muslim voluntary welfare associations in Jordan from the perspective of their religious discourse and the related social activities, to assess whether they contribute to empowerment or reinforce dependency more...
- World Wisdom 2009; US$ 9.99
John Herlihy takes readers on a journey of understanding to the heart of Islam, the world?s fastest growing religion. Weaving details of Islam?s central beliefs and practices?its Five Pillars?with intimate autobiographical details of his more than thirty years in the religion, Herlihy provides readers with an insightful glimpse into a religion that... more...
- Tughra Books 2008; US$ 10.99
Gracefully chronicling one Western woman?s attraction to the universal charm of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, this inspirational memoir chronicles why and how Brodbeck journeyed from the exciting world of modern dance in New York City to Istanbul, where she lovingly embraced Islam. more...